The Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard aims to ensure that a patient with an acute coronary syndrome receives optimal treatment from the onset of symptoms through to the completion of their treatment in hospital. This includes recognition of an acute coronary syndrome, rapid assessment, early management and early initiation of a tailored rehabilitation plan.

Scope

The Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard provides advice to clinicians, consumers and health services on key components of care including:

  • Identifying Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • Early assessment and immediate management
  • Timely reperfusion
  • Identifying the future risk of an adverse event
  • Coronary angiography
  • Individualised care planning
  • Consumer information.

Consultation

The Commission undertook a public consultation on the draft Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard from 18 December 2013 to 14 March 2014. Sixty eight submissions were received from organisations, individuals and consumer groups. Meetings with key stakeholders and clinical networks also took place.

Clinical Care Standard Consultation Report: Acute Coronary Syndromes (PDF 206KB) (Word 157KB)

Topic Working Group

The Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard is supported by a topic working group comprised of consumers, clinicians, researchers and health organisations.

All members of the Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group are required to disclose financial, personal and professional interests that could, or could be perceived to influence a decision made, or advice given to the Commission. Disclosures are updated prior to each meeting and managed in line with the Commission’s Policy on Disclosure of Interests.

Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group Membership: Acute Coronary Syndromes (PDF 54KB) (Word 436KB)

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